Cast and Crew
In order of appearance.
Born and bred in East Sussex, Anna has been acting since a young age and is still loving every minute of it.
This year she has been part of the Ono Theatre Company where her recent productions include Antigone, performed at The Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, in which she played the part of Antigone's sister Ismene. She also had the fantastic opportunity to perform at The Old Vic Tunnels in London in Uncle Montague's Stories from the Shadows, designed for children to help inspire them with their imaginative writing.
She is looking forward to performing in Beside the Kitchen Table, to explore her acting skills and work with new talented actors.
Hailing from Yorkshire, Andy has made some bold choices when acting which have impressed directors and audiences alike, creating characters packed with charm and humour. To complement his acting skills Andrew is an experienced singer, musician and film maker.
His latest film was premiered at Brighton Film Festival 2011, as featured by GQ Magazine. He's worked on the Charlie Brooker Show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, the BBC Radio 2 comedy Chesney Bentings Mysteries and Vic and Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners for Channel 4. He'll be launching his own monthly night in Brighton in late November.
Benjamin is currently spending a year out, auditioning for drama school to continue his passion and (hopefully) his career in acting. He has appeared in various shows around Sussex most notably Antigone (which was also staged at the Cockpit Theatre London) and Uncle Montague's Stories from the Shadows (at The Old Vic Tunnels).
He has also toured around the West Sussex area performing in schools and running workshops for the children there.
Kimberley has recently graduated with a diploma in acting from The Academy of Creative Training here in Brighton. Public productions included How to Disappear and Never Be Found at The Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, Cranford at The Old Market, Brighton and the end of year showcase at Jermyn Street Theatre, London and The Old Market. She has spent many years singing professionally and prior to embarking on her acting studies was a vocalist with the local 10 piece covers band The Bootleggers.
Kimberley has a huge passion for new writing and is very excited to be working with such a creative and talented team.
Esme is 18 and is currently studying double Performing Arts at Varndean College. She hopes to carry on her studies at University and aspires to be a drama teacher. Since the age of 14 she has performed in an amateur production Les Misérables and was fortunate enough to gain the main role in her school production of The City of Angels.
She's dedicated to exploring the different aspects of drama, especially the physicalisation of performance, and has taken part in several workshops through Brighton Little Theatre, which she is a member of.
Esme wishes to be in many more productions and is very excited about performing in Beside the Kitchen Table.
From a young age, Amy has had a passion for the performing arts. She recently performed in the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Barn Theatre in Southwick. She has been accepted to study a foundation course at ACT in Brighton.
Beside the Kitchen Table will be Amy's first local theatre production in a number of years.
Jasper was born in Worcestershire and read Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He spent almost two decades in the software industry before a complete switch of careers to become a writer.
His first horror novel, Twelve, was published in 2009 and followed by two sequels. The fourth book in the series, The People's Will, is scheduled for publication in 2013.
Beside the Kitchen Table is Jasper's first straight play, though in the past he has co-written a number of musicals.
To learn more about Jasper's work, visit www.jasperkent.com.
From rock bands to opera, and from panto to Shakespeare - it seems there's no area of the performance world where Mike has not shone a light or two. He's the winner of four Arts Council Awards for lighting design, including Andy Stoner's production of Teechers at the Barn Theatre, Southwick.Fresh from lighting Blake at the beautiful Baron's Hall at Arundel Castle as part of this year's Arundel Festival, Mike is really looking forward to working with the production team onBeside the Kitchen Table.